Just How Many High Tech Jobs Are Going To Aliens?

What would motivate one to prepare for a career in computer science in light of the explosion in the hiring of programmers from India? ("An immigrant-worker scheme comes under fire," Top of the News, Nov. 8).

There is no documentable shortage of available domestic talent justifying this bastardization of the H-1B visa program. The Administration and Congress should go beyond simply reforming the program--government must inform us of the "domestic content" of our information technology and other high-tech products, so that we can make informed buying decisions.

Robert R. Zeidler

Charlton, Mass.